Gryphon hockey women defeated by Waterloo
WATERLOO – The Guelph Gryphons scored the first goal of the game, but the Waterloo Warriors responded with four consecutive goals for a 4-1 victory over the Gryphs in OUA women’s hockey play Sunday at the Columbia Icefields arena.
Waterloo’s four goals included two empty-netters in the final 1:11 of the game.
The Gryphs scored the only goal of the first period while Waterloo responded with the lone goal of the second.
Chihiro Suzuki scored for Guelph late in the first period. Assists went to Jaime Magoffin and Tori Verbeek.
Madison Pritchard had two goals for Waterloo while Tatum James and Paige Rynne each had a single goal. Leah Herrfort assisted on three of the goals while Jessie Fennell, Keiara Raitt and James each had one assist.
The Gryphs outshot Waterloo 25-20, but were scoreless on five power plays while the Warriors 1-for-6 on their power play.
Martina Fedel had 16 saves for the Gryphs while Kara Mark had 24 saves for Waterloo.
The Warriors and Laurier Golden Hawks, with identical 3-1-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) records, and Windsor Lancers (3-0-2-1) are tied for first in the OUA West with 11 points apiece. Brock Badgers (3-0-0-2), the Gryphs (2-1-1-1) and Western Mustangs (also 2-1-1-1) are tied for fourth, each with nine points.
In the OUA East, Nipissing Lakers are at 5-0-0-1 and are followed by the Toronto Varsity Blues (3-1-0-2), Toronto Metropolitan Bold (1-0-0-4), Queen’s Gaels (0-1-0-4), Ontario Tech Ridgebacks (0-0-2-3) and York Lions (0-0-0-4).
The Gryphs have a pair of home games at the Gryphon Centre this week. They’re to host Brock Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and York Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal